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Article ID: 714030

HHS Fetal Tissue Research Ban Threatens Progress Toward Cure for HIV, Other Life-threatening Diseases

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

The Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement Wednesday that it will halt funding for research involving the use of human fetal tissue conducted within the National Institutes of Health

Released:
6-Jun-2019 11:40 AM EDT

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    6-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713957

More Than 1 Million New Curable Sexually Transmitted Infections Every Day

World Health Organization (WHO)

Every day, there are more than 1 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among people aged 15-49 years, according to data released today by the World Health Organization.

Released:
5-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Immunotherapy drug found safe in treating cancer patients with HIV

Article ID: 713855

Immunotherapy drug found safe in treating cancer patients with HIV

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The results of a study led by physicians at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center showed that patients living with HIV and one of a variety of potentially deadly cancers could be safely treated with the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab, also known by its brand name, KEYTRUDA®.

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3-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Could gold be the key to making gene therapy for HIV, blood disorders more accessible?
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    27-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713374

Could gold be the key to making gene therapy for HIV, blood disorders more accessible?

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center took a step toward making gene therapy more practical by simplifying the way gene-editing instructions are delivered to cells. Using a gold nanoparticle instead of an inactivated virus, they safely delivered gene-editing tools in lab models of HIV and inherited blood disorders, as reported May 27 in Nature Materials.

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23-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713512

Allowing Discrimination, Administration Proposals Threaten Transgender Health and Progress Against HIV Epidemic

HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

Allowing Discrimination, Administration Proposals Threaten Transgender Health and Progress Against HIV Epidemic

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26-May-2019 6:30 AM EDT

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    17-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712973

For Many HIV+ Women, Daily Survival Takes Precedence Over Viral Suppression

Georgetown University Medical Center

According to scientists who study women infected with HIV, statistics often paint an impressionist view of the lives of these women that misses the granular detail that tells the real story. The imprecise big picture is that most of this population is doing a good job at suppressing the virus, but facts gathered on the ground show that many struggle with issues of daily living that can make taking a pill to keep HIV at bay difficult.

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16-May-2019 8:30 AM EDT
Newswise: New HIV  vaccine strategy “pumps” the immune system
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    9-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712393

New HIV vaccine strategy “pumps” the immune system

La Jolla Institute for Immunology

A new HIV vaccine delivery strategy appears to enhance the protective immune response in a preclinical model. Scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have discovered that delivering an HIV vaccine in small doses over a series of days leads to a stronger immune response than when the same vaccine is given all at once.

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6-May-2019 9:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712379

HHS’s “Conscience Rights” Rule Threatens Public Health

HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

HHS’s “Conscience Rights” Rule Threatens Public Health

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4-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences, Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 712296

Mount Sinai REACH Program to Host Women’s Health Fair

Mount Sinai Health System

In honor of National Women’s Health Week, the REACH Program (Respectful and Equitable Access to Comprehensive Healthcare) at Mount Sinai is hosting a Women’s Health Fair for the Harlem and surrounding communities.

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2-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: International Research Team Led by Pitt Wins $6M Grant to Study HIV and Tuberculosis Coinfection in Children

Article ID: 712217

International Research Team Led by Pitt Wins $6M Grant to Study HIV and Tuberculosis Coinfection in Children

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Children with HIV are much more susceptible to TB and also much more likely to die from it. This grant will fund international research to investigate why, both in the lab and in the field.

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1-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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